The COP28 Deal Is Literally Meaningless — But Not Useless

It’s easy to be cynical about the latest climate conference’s outcome. The agreement calls for «transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems». «It is the single most obvious thing one could possibly say about climate change», author and longtime climate activist Bill McKibben writes, «akin to ‹in an effort to reduce my headache, I am transitioning away from hitting myself in the forehead with a hammer.›» However, he then turns to something hopeful, potentially powerful he sees in that banal phrase.

From Weekly Filet #469, in December 2023.

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

Make sense of what matters, today and for the future.

Every Friday, carefully curated recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to. Trusted by thousands of curious minds, since 2011.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside